A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Frawley ...
Dot (voice)
Joan Bruce ...
The Kangaroo / Mother (voice)
...
Mr. Platypus (voice)
June Salter ...
Mrs. Platypus (voice)
Ross Higgins ...
Willie Wagtail (voice)
Lola Brooks ...
(voice)
Peter Gwynne ...
(voice)
Ron Haddrick ...
Father (voice)
Richard Meikle ...
(voice)
George Assang ...
(voice)
Kerrie Biddell ...
(voice)
John Derum ...
(voice)
Kevin Golsby ...
(voice)
Nola Lester ...
(voice)
Sue Walker ...
(voice)
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A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo

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Trivia

Dot's collar and sleeves are white in this film yet in the sequels, they appear to vary between pale-yellow and cream. See more »

Goofs

The film's opening title, set in the font Lazybones, has an "H" substituted for the "K" in "Kangaroo". See more »

Connections

Featured in Dot and Santa Claus (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Click-ity Click
Music by Bob Young
Lyrics by John Palmer
Performed by Ross Higgins
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Fascination
15 November 2005 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

I can't remember the last time I saw this film, but I must've been 8 or 9. I saw it at a friend's house; they had HBO, but we didn't yet just yet. I remember freaking during the Bunyip scenes. It was weird, scary, and creepy. The song was cool though; I always liked the song...the singer had a low, soothing voice, which only made the Bunyip seem even scarier. I also like the mix of live action and animation; it was the first time I'd seen anything like that. Since I haven't seen the movie in more than...well, let's just say I'm not 20 anymore :o), I don't want to make a judgment as far as which animation is better done: Roger Rabbit or Dot and The Kangaroo. I think Dot... was a little less detailed when compared to Roger...so I'm going to say that Dot...is a better animated/live action film. I'm glad to know that there are others who feel the same way do about a a great film.


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